April 23, 2013


Today is English Language Day at the UN.  It's also the honored Independence Day for the Conch Republic, first declared in 1982.  Japanese composer Kenji Kawaii was born today in 1957, as was Roy Orbison in 1936.  Today is an important day for the navy of the Netherlands, as both Karel Doorman and Maarten Tromp were born on April 23rd.  New Coke debuted today in 1985, leading Vaucaunson's Duck and myself to scurry around Duckford trying to find as much "old" Coke as we could.  The confusingly named People's Liberation Army Navy was founded today in 1949.  And 45 years ago, in a hospital somewhere on the North Side of Chicago, a Wonderduck was unleashed upon the world.

Birthday candle!
Nobody is more surprised than myself.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:02 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Go ahead. Blow that candle out. Heh.

(Happy Birthday, good sir!)

Posted by: GreyDuck at April 23, 2013 11:14 AM (3m7pZ)

2  Happy birthday, Wonderduck!  Keep those F1U's a-coming!

Posted by: JT at April 23, 2013 02:54 PM (iStSI)

3 Hey, thanks for reminding me that it's English Language Day at the UN! I had completely forgot...

Happy birthday, Wonderduck!

Posted by: Kyle Gottfried at April 23, 2013 03:05 PM (6EX58)

4 Happy birthday, WD!

Posted by: Tom Tjarks at April 23, 2013 03:44 PM (T5fuR)

5 Happy Birthday. And BTW those AJ-26s powered a rocket successfuly just a day before.

Posted by: Pete at April 23, 2013 06:24 PM (RqRa5)

6 Imagine!  Sharing a birthday with a legendary Texan!
Happy birthday, Wonderduck!

Posted by: Ben at April 23, 2013 07:45 PM (/Mdmg)

7 Thanks much, everybody!

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 23, 2013 09:23 PM (9jITs)

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